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O'Neill: Fourth place still possible
15 Apr 2010 - 07:58:18
Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill claims fourth place and Champions League qualification is still achievable despite Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Everton.
Villa, in seventh place in the table, are now seven points behind Manchester City in the final Champions League place following an eighth home league draw of the season.
Phil Jagielka's late own goal salvaged a point for the Midlands club after Gabriel Agbonlahor had earlier cancelled out the first of Tim Cahill's two goals for the visitors.
Villa do have a game in hand on City and O'Neill is refusing to concede defeat in his side's pursuit of fourth place.
"I thought before the game that we probably had to win the whole lot of the matches that were left to give us a proper chance," he said.
"It would have been a tall order and I would have thought that, certainly after this result, to give ourselves any chance we'll have to win all five.
"It's not impossible but it will be tough. You'd need a bit of luck here and there but we'll go to Portsmouth on Sunday and we'll give it everything."